Mudcat Café message #3320333 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142631   Message #3320333
Posted By: Nigel Paterson
09-Mar-12 - 04:07 AM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
Pete, we are obviously of a similar age, and that comes with a bonus attached...we've both lived through the era of some of the greatest 'popular music' (used in the broadest sense possible) ever written. As for the 'Quarry Men', yes I & hopefully most of the Western World at least, know what became of them! I found the words to 'I Watch the Sunrise' very moving & appropiate. I hope this is the hymn to which you were referring:

      I Watch the Sunrise

I watch the sunrise lighting the sky,
Casting its shadows near.
And on this morning bright though it be,
I feel those shadows near me.

But you are always close to me
Following all my ways.
May I be always close to you
Following all your ways, Lord.

I watch the sunlight shine through the clouds,
Warming the earth below.
And at the mid-day, life seems to say:
I feel your brightness near me.
For you are always . . .

I watch the sunset fading away,
Lighting the clouds with sleep.
And as the evening closes its eyes,
I feel your presence near me.
For you are always . . .

I watch the moonlight guarding the night,
Waiting till morning comes.
The air is silent, earth is at rest
Only your peace is near me.
Yes, you are always…    (Can anyone explain the final 'O' with the diaeresis please?)

                               Thanks Pete,
                                                 With Love,
                                                                Nigel & Ann